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California Lighthouse

Northern Aruba, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
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Type: Lighthouses
Activities: Walking
Description: One of Aruba's most famous landmarks, the California lighthouse is known for its spectacular views of the island.
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

The lighthouse itself isn't very interesting to be perfectly honest, but the views are worth the trip. From the hill you can see all way down the island and it's a great spot for pictures. It's also a great starting point if you are going to take a Jeep or ATV down the northern side of the island for a... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

There's a plaque with more information about the lighthouse hidden by the restaurant, wish it was closer and said more. The lighthouse itself didn't seem that big or impressive, but the views from the northern point made it worth the drive.

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Ocala, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

The setting on top of the hill overlooking the ocean is gorgeous. The little lighthouse is quite cute but you're not able to go in it, which was disappointing. There were many vendors with snacks, shaved ice, etc. Toward the water was a nice restaurant with casual bar out back. I do not know it's name but we stopped there... More

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Stevensville, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

No great shakes. Arcitechually nothing happening. Just a plain poured concrete light house. Views are ok.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

I loved the view in this lighthouse. I recommend you go here to take some amazing shots with your camera. Recommended!

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Fremont, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Beautiful views! Nice Italian restaurant on sight. A lot to do and see around the area. Easily accessible. Easy to find..

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Houston, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

The lighthouse is nothing special. Actually it needs some work. You can go into it. The view from that area is nice in all directions. There is an Italian restaurant next to the light house. It has a very nice patio with a wonderful view of the sea and at the right time of the day the sunset.

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central florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We went to the lighthouse. It is a spectacular view but the lighthouse is a shame. Not sure why Aruba doesn't paint it or fix it up even a little bit. Great landmark slowly fading away.........

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Middleburg, Florida
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72 reviews 72 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Basic lighthouse but does have a pretty view and the Italian restaurant allows you to come in and take pictures on their balcony which overlooks the beautiful sea.

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Longmont, Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This is one of the stops on the Discover Aruba Bus Tour. Very old lighthouse and the lighthouse keeper's residence has been turned into a rather fancy and expensive Italian Restaurant with a awesome view from Northern point of the Island.

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